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    ArtsWave Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Grant Review Committees

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Feb 01, 2019
    ArtsWave is seeking experienced community members to help evaluate submissions for our 2020 Sustaining Impact grant program.

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    CEO Reflections: Immediately Impacting the Region Through the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 13, 2018
    Coming off the heels of a successful 2018 Community Campaign, ArtsWave is already distributing nearly $10 million in grants to local arts organizations.

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    Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards First Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grants

    posted by Alison Taylor On Jan 25, 2017

  • Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards Over $100,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Nov 02, 2016
    ArtsWave awarded 17 Catalyzing Impact grants this fall, investing $110,675 in arts and cultural institutions throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. Catalyzing Impact grants support a variety of arts programming and cultural heritage projects that align with the goals of ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action.

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    ArtsWave invests $10.5 million to create community through the arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Jun 27, 2016
    More than 40 arts organizations helping to build a more vibrant economy and connected community across Greater Cincinnati will receive operating support grants thanks to the thousands of contributors to the 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign, chaired by Jill Meyer and Awadagin Pratt.

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    CEO Reflections: How we invest your money in CincyArts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 10, 2016
    Ensuring a thriving cultural mix and a diverse artistic menu is a powerful differentiator for our region. And it’s this impressive mix, supported by tens of thousands of contributors and volunteers, that will keep Cincinnati’s arts scene at the forefront of innovation for the next century and beyond. Find out how ArtsWave is making sure those things happen.

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    ArtsWave creates Young Professionals Grant Program

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 03, 2015
    ArtsWave announces its Young Professionals Grant Program, a new initiative that provides funding to support the development of programming – or the expansion of an existing program – that engages young professionals.

  • ArtsWave Invests $10.4 Million in Greater Cincinnati Community

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jun 22, 2015
    ArtsWave announces $10.4 million in grants and initiatives to create a vibrant regional economy and bring people together through the arts. These investments are made possible by the thousands of people and organizations who contributed to ArtsWave’s recent community campaign chaired by Tom Williams. ArtsWave continues to be the largest united arts fund in the country, both in contributions and in number of donors.

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    Investing for Impact

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 26, 2015
    I often am asked how ArtsWave makes grants with the dollars it raises through the annual community arts campaign. It’s a story we love to tell, with origins that date back decades ago.